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IndyVideo: A look at new tech at CES

January 11th, 2020 - 2:00am
Roughly 175,000 people came through the The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year, listening to keynote speakers and checking out booths showing off tech’s latest and greatest.


Health Care | State Government | Technology

Governors seek funds to improve broadband, get telemedicine, education initiatives into rural West

December 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
Sixty-five percent of Nevada’s rural population is without access to sufficient telecommunications compared to five percent of the urban population, according to a 2016 report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Nevada’s state leaders have been working on the issue for years, and a discussion on broadband access came last week at the Western Governors' Association’s (WGA) annual winter meeting in Las Vegas.



Economy & Business | IndyBlog | Technology

Attorney general joins 48 states in Google antitrust probe

September 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford has announced he will join attorneys general across the country calling for an investigation of Google’s online advertising practices. Ford said his primary reason for participating in the probe is to identify and act on the tech giant’s practices that violate state antitrust laws.

Local Government | Technology

Initiatives seek to grant internet access to low-income families

July 19th, 2019 - 2:00am
The internet’s transformation from a novelty to a necessity has left thousands of families at a disadvantage if they lack an internet subscription or a computer or other device with which to connect. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, along with a data security firm, are looking to change that.

Local Government | Technology

As hackers target U.S. cities, Las Vegas signs on to resolution not to pay future ransoms

July 9th, 2019 - 2:00am
Last week, Las Vegas signed onto a resolution from the U.S. Conference of Mayors — cosponsored by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young — in which member cities agreed not to pay ransoms related to malware attacks, just weeks after Baltimore paid more than $18 million to rebuild its systems after a ransomware attack.


Economy & Business | Technology

Blockchains CEO buys local bank, charting course for company

July 1st, 2019 - 2:00am
Though it may be less exciting than the techno-future vision heavily promoted by the company,  Berns (who will own the bank through a separate holding company and not through Blockchains) said the acquisition of the Las Vegas-based Kirkwood Bank of Nevada is a small but critical step in helping the nascent company achieve its wildly ambitious goals.

Legislature | Technology

Lawmaker proposes unemployment insurance payments for self-serve kiosks

March 26th, 2019 - 2:15am
Introduced Friday, AB394 is short and straightforward, requiring all Nevada businesses with self-service terminal, kiosk or similar devices owned by an employer pay into the state’s Unemployment Compensation Fund for each such device owned — and in an amount equal to the average contribution paid by the business for its other employees. Funds paid would go to an administrative budget account that administers the unemployment compensation program.





Economy & Business | Technology

Blockchains company makes big promises, including e-sports arena and master-planned community, at unveiling in Prague

November 1st, 2018 - 3:52pm
Eleven months after purchasing a chunk of land nearly the size of Reno, Blockchains LLC is finally going public with its ambitious plans to build a public-focused blockchain-centered tech oasis in the Nevada desert. At an event in Prague on Thursday, company CEO Jeffrey Berns made a long-awaited announcement about the plans of the enigmatic company, which purchased 67,000 acres of land at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park in January but has been mostly tight-lipped about its planned use in the subsequent 11 months.

Economy & Business | Energy | Technology

Blockchains, NV Energy announce collaboration on energy projects using blockchain technology

October 31st, 2018 - 2:44pm
One day before a major unveiling in Prague, Nevada-based Blockchains LLC announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the state’s primary electric utility, NV Energy, to work on energy projects powered by blockchain technology. Although additional details were sparse, the announcement provides more hints as to the purpose of Blockchains, which in January quietly purchased on more than 67,000 acres at the Northern Nevada industrial park that also hosts Tesla’s Gigafactory. It also comes a day before the company’s scheduled “global launch” on Thursday at an event in Prague.

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